Supporting seniors in the Katherine community
Residents of Katherine have celebrated the completion of a new public housing development.
Completed at the end of June 2016, a total of 12 new one and two bedroom single-storey homes now provide modern, contemporary facilities for seniors and people with physical or mobility issues.
The additional new houses will increase accessible housing for older residents of the Katherine community while also reducing the wait list by freeing up existing public housing not suitable for their needs.
All of the units have been allocated to some very excited new residents including Edgar McIntyre who has been a tenant since 1999.
Mr McIntyre said “I cannot get over the amount of space in the rooms and that I now have a garden shed to store my gardening tools”.
During the construction phase, managed by the Department of Infrastructure, Katherine saw employment boosted with approximately 40 people including contractors, Indigenous employees and apprentices working onsite.
Frank Day and Sharon Ephgrave with one of the residents, Edgar McIntyre (centre) at the new Acacia Drive Seniors accommodation.